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  1. oct 7, 2007

    Well I have not posted in a while but wow, 300 cases down. I guess I am trying to learn the art of finesse of anesthesia. This week I have felt all thumbs ****ing dr Sny kills me, he just sets me up for failure. Like with the trauma pt he takes of the c-collar and holds the pts head I cant get a good view, he the takes over lifts the pts head 6 “ of the table and of course we can see now. I am doing most cases by myself I feel good about handling 90-95% of the problems that come up I have dealt ...
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  2. Quick update

    All I can say is Holy Shit!!!! We have 10 hours of Anesthesia Didactics on Tuesday and another 10 on Wednesday for 6 weeks. Done with week 5 now. Every one of those days, we get enough material to need a month to learn. But there is NOT a month to learn it. I have no more time to type. Our only relief is that Clinical starts in a week and a half, and after that there will be only 4 hours of Anesthesia Didactics/week. 2.5 days of clinical off the bat, but at least not tons and tons of information. ...
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  3. 9 months later

    I've finished 9 months in the CVICU and am really enjoying it. Amazingly I am much less stressed than when I was in the NICU. (Weird, huh?) It helps that I'm on a unit that is fully staffed and we always have float nurses available for things like taking patients to procedures, etc.

    I started my BSN program in August and it's going along fine, I guess. I have a problem with the whole "group" concept though...but that's just me. I've never had to rely on others for my grades and ...
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  4. Looking Behind and looking ahead

    Hmm

    Well it is always interesting to look at where you have come from and where you are headed I think. Sortof puts things into perspective a little.

    This time last year I was already accepted and doing MSN classes wondering what it will be like to move across the country (for the second time) somewhere that I had never been and knew noone but those i met online and within the air medical community. What would it be like making such a career change and being back in school ...
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  5. The Slacker Returns...

    Yes, I know I've been a slacker but it's been a busy couple of weeks! I started clinical and it's been good, but an eye-opener. I have to say that I was a really good ICU nurse. I watched my patients like a hawk and I could tell you anything that was going on with them during my watch. So, why, now, have I turned into such an idiot??? I can't seem to pull it all together - I get the tube in (woohoo) and forget that my job isn't done yet!

    Second, everybody is very nice. I was ...
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